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Ukraine War Drums in House of Peace

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.07.2014 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

The question now is not whether Russia will leave the Crimea it invaded but whether it will move into eastern Ukraine on the pretext of guarding ethnic Russians.

Did Sochi Olympics Boost UN Resolution on Syrian Relief?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 04.24.2014 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

Bad publicity during the Sochi games was not the sole reason Russia, Syria's main ally, supported the resolution, diplomats said. Some speculated that Moscow was not pleased with the Damascus' government's stalling in the collapsed Geneva peace talks.

Who Unleashed Chemical Weapons in Syria? The UN Won't Say

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 02.18.2014 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

Russia said the U.S. deliberately ignored Moscow's study on the Aleppo area attacks. This accusation, without a definitive UN report, left cherry picking journalists and ideologues free to choose an easy version that suited them: a U.S. conspiracy or Russian deceptiveness.

Palestinian Vote at UN: Game Change Or Same Old, Same Old?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 01.30.2013 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

Palestine had no problem getting an upgraded status at the United Nations, isolating Israel and the United States and giving Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas the boost in stature he so badly needed. OK, so what happened?

Does Britannia Rule the Waves in the S. Atlantic? Argentina Thinks So.

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 04.12.2012 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

Argentina's foreign minister wants the United Nations to mediate with Britain over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and accused London of militarizing the south Atlantic. "Rubbish," responded Britain's ambassador.

West Dares Russia to Block Syria Action at UN - Moscow Does Just That.

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 04.06.2012 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

"How many more dead and maimed will it take to finally force this Council into action?"

Libya and UN: Will Benghazi Be Saved From Gaddafi?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

Surprisingly, the often lethargic UN Security Council has approved force against Libya in a race against time to prevent the forces of Col. Muammar Gaddafi from crushing the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

Libya at UN: A Bridge Too Far

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

The UN Security Council condemned the violence in Libya, deplored the regime's crackdown and said those responsible for killing some 300 people should be held accountable -- a sign that Colonel Moammar Gadhafi has few friends.